This paper is due by Monday morning May 5th, but it would be helpful to have it by May 4th. Below are the instructions for this assignment. Must be done in APA.
Assignment 1: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay
Due Week 4 and worth 130 points
When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist confirmation bias by seeking out sources that might contradict your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking. This assignment is divided into two (2) parts. In Part I of the assignment, you will read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes, review one (1) Website in order to gather information, and engage in pre-writing to examine your thoughts. In Part II of the assignment, you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas. As author E.M. Forster said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
Preparation and Pre-writing: Follow the steps below to explore an issue through reading and writing –
Synthesizing and Writing: Now that you have examined your thinking about an issue by pre-writing about your ideas –
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
You must follow these submission guidelines:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
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